Chris Wareing's Research Interests


  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
    • RANS modelling
    • Finite Differencing methods
    • Spectral Methods
    • Shock capturing methods
    • Test problems for computational fluid dynamics
    • Test problems for astrophysical fluid dynamics

  • HPC and Parallel super-computing
    • Programming (C, FORTAN 77/90/95, MPI)
    • Parallel 1D, 2D & 3D Fourier Transforms (FFTW)
    • Mixed-mode parallel programming
    • Implementation on Hardware
    • Scalability optimisation
    • Efficiency

  • Stellar feedback processes in star-forming molecular clouds
    • Formation of molecular clouds through the action of the thermal instability
    • Mechanical stellar feedback through winds and supernovae
    • Implementing stellar evolution tracks

  • Carbon Dioxide transport engineering
    • Ideal and complex three-phase equations of state for CFD, e.g. PRSV, PRSV2, GERG, Span & Wagner, Yokozaki
    • Modelling high pressure release of liquid CO2
    • Turbulence models: k-epsilon (standard and compressibility corrected), reynolds-stress

  • Magnetic field decay via the Hall effect in the crusts of neutron stars

  • Planetary Nebulae and their AGB progenitors
    • The effect of interaction with the ISM on the shaping and evolution of planetary nebulae from the beginning of the preceding AGB phase.

  • Conference Organisation
    • Budgetting
    • Sourcing
    • Enabling
    • Complementary Schools Programmes
    • Evaluation
    • APN5: Chair of the LOC
    • NAM 2012: session co-organiser: Current Developments in Numerical Astrophysics
    • NAM 2015: session co-organiser: Current Devleopments in Numerical Astrophysics

  • Working with Industry
    • Research project design
    • Research project execution
    • Research project budgetting
    • Research project reporting
    • Worked with:
      • Mantis Numerics Ltd
      • National Grid (COOLTRANS Research Programme)
      • GLND (COOLTRANS Research Programme)
      • DNV.GL (COOLTRANS Research Programme)
      • Atkins Global (COOLTRANS Research Programme)
      • Pipeline Integrity Engineers (COOLTRANS Research Programme)